Vincent Ni Vincent Ni is the Asia Editor at NPR.
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Vincent Ni

Vincent Ni

Editor, International Desk

Vincent Ni is the Asia Editor at NPR, where he leads a team of Asia-based correspondents whose reporting spans from Afghanistan to Japan, and across all NPR platforms.

As an international journalist, Ni previously reported from the Middle East, Europe and Asia. He reported on the "Arab Spring" from Egypt in 2011 and the Maidan protests from Ukraine in 2014. He also reported from the U.S. on the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections.

Before joining NPR, Ni was the China Affairs Correspondent and Bureau Chief for The Guardian newspaper and its Sunday edition, The Observer. In 2021, he presented a one-hour documentary on Henry Kissinger's 1971 secret trip to Beijing for the BBC World Service.

Prior to The Guardian, Ni was a Senior Journalist at the BBC in London, where, among other things, he wrote essays for BBC Radio 4's From Our Own Correspondent and worked on the network's flagship newsmagazine show, Newshour, which can also be heard on a number of NPR's member stations.

In 2019 Ni created and edited the Asia Matters podcast. The product was later acquired by the Brussels School of Governance in 2022.

Ni holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Oxford. He was a 2018 World Fellow at Yale University.

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Saturday

Palestinians pile their belongings on a vehicle as it drives to safer areas in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Friday. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Monday

Displaced Palestinians in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip pack their belongings following an evacuation order by the Israeli army on Monday amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement. -/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sunday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a press conference in the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv, Israel on Oct. 28, 2023. Netanyahu's government has voted to shut down Israel-based offices of Al Jazeera. Abir Sultan/AP hide caption

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Tuesday

President Joe Biden greets China's leader Xi Jinping at the Filoli Estate in Woodside, Calif., Nov, 15, 2023, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperative conference. Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool hide caption

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Wednesday

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, the current defense minister, addresses supporters at an event Wednesday in Jakarta, Indonesia. Oscar Siagian/Getty Images hide caption

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Ex-general Prabowo Subianto claims victory in Indonesia's presidential election

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Thursday

Pakistan voters queue to cast their ballots at a polling station in Pakistan's general election on Feb. 8, in Wahgrian, Pakistan. The elections have direct implications for Pakistan's global credibility, particularly in strategic and economic relationships. Rebecca Conway/Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistanis wait for election results

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Sunday

Taiwan's President-elect Lai Ching-te attends a press conference outside the headquarters of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in Taipei on Saturday. Alastair Pike/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Saturday

NPR staffers pick their favorite food books from the 2023 Books We Love list

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Thursday

U.S. President Joe Biden greets China's President President Xi Jinping at the Filoli Estate in Woodside, Calif., Wednesday, Nov, 15, 2023, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperative conference. Doug Mills/AP hide caption

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A person sits near a construction site of residential buildings by Chinese developer Country Garden, in Beijing, Aug. 11. Country Garden is facing major financial challenges. Tingshu Wang/Reuters hide caption

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A TV screen shows a file image of U.S. soldier Travis King during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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Saturday

Fragile Cargo recounts Chinese curators' efforts to rescue priceless artworks ahead of and during war with Japan in the 1930s. It's the first time the story has been told in English. Simon & Schuster hide caption

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Simon & Schuster

Tuesday

Pakistan's law and justice minister, Azam Nazeer Tarar, seen here in April in Islamabad, said in an interview with NPR that Pakistan's use of an anti-terrorism law is "fully compliant with international guarantees for free trial" and said those accused have the right to "engage counsel of their choice." He expects it will take "a few months" for trials to wrap up. Anjum Naveed/AP hide caption

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Monday

A China Central Television news broadcast shows footage of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meeting with China's President Xi Jinping on Monday. Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How Secretary Blinken is tackling the China relationship (and others in the region)

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Friday

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy disembarks upon his arrival at Hiroshima Airport in Japan on the second day of the G-7 Summit Leaders' Meeting on May 20, 2023. Yuichi Yamazaki/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Police officers throw stones toward supporters of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan during clashes in Islamabad on Wednesday. Khan's arrest on Tuesday sparked violence in major cities. On Thursday, the Supreme Court ordered Khan's release. AP hide caption

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Friday

Chinese Ambassador to the US Qin Gang visits the headquarters of Sany America, a Chinese excavator and construction-equipment manufacturer, in Peachtree City, GA on on May 12. Liu Guanguan/China News Service/Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday

Will China's protests mark a new political awakening?

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Monday

President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Bali on Monday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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